There are a number of relaxers on the market. African Pride, Mizani and ORS Olive Oil products have a very good range of products that meet many of the hair types out there. The products with lye are harsher on the scalp. The no lye relaxer does have harsh chemicals just not lye. Before you do anything make sure your hair and scalp are in good condition. If you feel any burning during you need to stop. There is no level of normal burning. You may feel a tingle but that is all.