Most hairstylists tell us the best place to get a relaxer is in the salon--not in your bathroom. But economically speaking, it's becoming harder and harder to afford salon appointments every three months. If you do choose an at-home perm, make sure you go for a mild, hydroxide-free treatment. Phytospecific Phytorelaxer Index 2 for Normal, Thick, Coarse Hair is one of the softest, most gentle relaxers we've ever tried. It's paraben and phthalate-free, virtually odorless, and is blended with natural ingredients like egg, shitake mushroom and soy base. Plus, the mild formula never burns!