Thanks for responding Belasuna, I think I will try some of your suggestions. I already cut my split ends off in May 2009 and I dont' put any heat on my hair except twice a year to blown dry for color touch-ups (no flat-ironing or hot combing since 2002). A satin scarf will be on the floor by the time I wakeup in the morning so I use a satin bonnet and cut off panty hose over that to keep it on my head. If I don't braid my hair at night it will be tangled and curls flat by the morning. I don't co-wash every day maybe twice a week to include a deep condish. Maybe I'm not getting enuf moisture. I still don't know why my hair was breaking in the temple area. I will keep asking questions and make it work. Any more suggestions are more then welcomed. TIA