What worked for me before my bc was drinking a ton of more water. Doing more treatments such as deep & protein treatments mainly protein because I had damaged hair. Best thing I've used was miconazole nitrate. It's the active ingredient in monistat but I use the generic brand from Walmart. I rub the cream in my scalp twice a day & my hair grew a lot faster. Search up "miconazole nitrate" on nc & you'll see other ladies talk about their experience. Also you can youtube it or just google it.