I'm growing my hair out too... I recently cut it from BSL to about 8" to get rid of all the damage. I plan to just trim it myself every month, taking a SMALL amount off the ends. Hair grows .5" every month on average, so trimming a small amount will help keep it healthy and still ensure it is growing more than you're cutting it.
What's working this week:
Shower: Garnier 3x Nutrition shampoo 1x per week, cowash with Tres Semme Naturals, condition with
GF Sleek and Shine deep conditioner
Styling: Tres Semme Naturals as leave in, L'Oreal Melting gel and HE SMU raked in, LOOB and AG Re:Coil scrunched in, Jojoba Oil scrunched in when totally dry