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Do It Yourself Keratin Treatment FAQs

Welcome to the world of hassle-free, salon-quality hair care, right in the comfort of your own home. Repair previously damaged hair and greatly reduce your styling and drying time with one easy application. Our DIY Keratin Treatments offer flexibility and convenience so you can achieve lustrous, frizz-free hair anytime, anywhere, without the need for a salon appointment.

What is Keratin?

Keratin is a protein naturally found in your hair. It's what gives your hair its structure and strength.

Over time, due to factors like heat styling, chemical treatments, and environmental stressors, your hair loses this essential protein, causing it to become dry, dull, and frizzy. Our DIY Keratin Treatments replenish this lost keratin, infusing your hair with the nourishment it needs. The result? Smooth, shiny, and manageable hair that lasts for months.

  • What is Keratin?
    Keratin is the type of protein that makes up our hair, skin and nails. FMK keratin is an advanced high-quality treatment that reduces frizz, unwanted curl and replenishes the hair. Our treatments can repair some existing damage, protect hair from humidity and promote hair growth.
  • Who is Keratin for?
    For anyone who regularly flat irons their hair, has hair that they find hard to control due to the amount of frizz and curl or hair that has been damaged. Because of the dramatic smoothing effects of Keratin, it greatly reduces styling time for most people leaving your hair healthier and shinier than ever before. Note- keratin is not designed to make the hair pin straight. Results may vary depending on hair history, hair type, texture, strength of curl and aftercare maintenance.
  • How much will my repeat treatments cost?
    $150 to $350 depending on length and volume of hair.
  • How do I care for my hair during the 3 day processing time?
    Do not wet or wash your hair for 3 days post treatment (72 hours from when you leave the salon) as your keratin is still processing during this time. We recommend you wear a shower cap to avoid getting your hair wet If your hair does get wet, blow dry it as soon as possible and iron the affected areas Iron your hair once a day (especially during humid seasons) and avoid sweating during the 3 days Wear hair down, do not use pins, clips and avoid putting your hair behind your ears as much as you can If you must tie your hair up for work or other activities, use a thick hair tie or a scrunchy to lightly tie hair up and flat iron affected sections at the end of each day Do not use dry shampoo or any styling products during the 3 days
  • How do I care for my treatment after the 3-day processing time?
    Use FMK aftercare shampoo and conditioner for long lasting results as it is sulphate/paraben free and compatible with our exclusive FMK keratin treatment. Take care when swimming in salt or chlorine water. Prior to swimming apply FMK argan oil or FMK Conditioner to the hair, tie hair up in a bun whilst swimming. Wet hair with fresh water prior to swimming for an extra layer of protection. After swimming we strongly recommend washing your hair with FMK aftercare shampoo and conditioner to eliminate salt or chlorine build up
  • How often will I need to have it done?
    Every 2-4 months depending on hair type, on the number of previous treatments and the condition of the hair to start with. The great thing is that you won't have to worry about damage from repeat treatments unlike other smoothing services that are available in today’s market. Because Keratin is a natural existing protein in our hair it is good for your hair so the more treatments over time the better it is for your hair! For stubborn, curly, thick hair it is safe to have keratin treatments once a month.
  • When can I colour my hair?
    It is safe to colour or bleach your hair a week before or after the treatment.
  • Can I have a keratin treatment during pregnancy?
    We advise not to do a treatment during pregnancy.​

What some of our clients have said...

"I loved the fact that I could do this at home. Being a new mum its been too difficult going into the salon during working hours, therefore I was able to do this at night in the privacy in my own home. The results are just as good, I may still use the salon from time to time if I get a chance."


"I love the results, I have really missed getting my hair done at FMK since I moved to Wellington but now I can do it myself at home for half the price. I will still visit the salon when I'm in Auckland."


" Literally saved my hair! My natural hair is frizzy and curly and I've always straightened it so it was pretty damaged but since doing the treatment my hair has been so healthy and grown a lot, and is so much easier to maintain. Couldn’t recommend it enough!!"


Which Keratin Treatment Pack should I purchase?
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Do It Yourself Essentials Pack

Most commonly purchased for repeat applications or if you already have access to a pair of straightening irons and a suitable tint bowl and brush.

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Do It Yourself Starter Pack

Most commonly purchased for first time users who already have access to a pair of straightening irons. The tint bowl and brush will make application so much easier and can be reused.

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Do It Yourself Ultimate Starter Pack

This pack will set you up for future applications, first time users get the tint bowl and brush along with our salon quality Straightening Irons at a
great price.

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