Hello I'm new on this site and was hoping to learn loads of new stuff about curly hair

I'm 13 (14 next month) and have been transitioning to natural hair since September 2011 so now i should be 17 months post (I think )

My protective style is braids I normally keep them in 6 weeks at a time, whilst still taking care of my hair underneath. I washed MY hair yesterday and found it hard to detangle. I normally use a lot of conditioner to at least add some slip but it just didn't work. I'm a bit frustrated but I think everything would be easier if my natural hair was longer. Right now, my hair is blow dryed so it's a bit below my nape but just resting on my shoulders.

How do I grow out my hair faster ? Take pills ? Massage my scalp... What should I do ?

Thanks (: