A couple of years ago, I noticed that my hair was thinning at my right temple. When I asked my stylist about it, and told her that my mom's hair is like that (she is just about bald on both sides), she told me that there was nothing I could do if it is hereditary. Well, last night after I washed my hair, I put it up in a ponytail to do the baggie method, and got a big surprise. I could now see my scalp in this same area. I also noticed that I have a bald spot in the middle of my nape area. I read a lot of threads here on thinning edges and nape area. Most of them were from last year, and ladies were talking about the products they were using at that time. So, I would like to know what actually worked. Please tell me what contributed to your thinning (hereditary, relaxers, braids, etc.), what you used, what your results were, and how long it took you to see results. ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks!