Firsthand

Introducing Firsthand: Real Care, Real Good. This brand is committed to putting people first by using clean ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Trust and connection are at the heart of their mission.

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Beauty
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Brand Tags
Clean
Zero-waste
Asian Owned
Diverse Brand
Emerging Brand
Immigrant Founders
Influencer Approved
Creulty Free
Sustainable

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About Firsthand

Firsthand: Real Care, Real Good is a brand that was founded by a passionate team in a small apartment north of Boston. Since its inception, Firsthand has grown into a much larger mission, with a commitment to putting people first. They believe in using clean ingredients that are safe for all body types and sourcing sustainably, from land to hand. Firsthand takes pride in creating products that not only make you look and feel good, but also help you live a better life. With a focus on trust and connection, Firsthand values each interaction with their customers. They ideate, formulate, and create everything in-house, ensuring that quality is always a priority. When they can't make something in-house, they promise to source and partner with only those who share their values. With Firsthand, you can trust that you are getting products that are made with you in mind.

Who Shops At Name

Firsthand's products are tailored for conscious consumers who value clean ingredients, sustainability, and a brand that puts people first. If you're someone who believes in using products that not only enhance appearance but also contribute to a better life, Firsthand's commitment to quality, trust, and connection might resonate with you.

What customers love about Firsthand

Here's what shoppers have to say:
  • FHS products consistently impress, especially the clay pomade which delivers even on unruly hair.
  • Exceptional product and solidifying Firsthand as a preferred choice for haircare.
  • Top pomade encountered. The new formulation maintains excellence with an added appealing scent. Product is great despite less preferred packaging.
  • Striking packaging complements the excellent candle scents. Overall aesthetic and quality are impressive.
  • Outstanding products created by genuine and supportive people. Their backing for small businesses like mine is commendable. Ordering their products is a wise choice.
  • Barber-introduced clay became a must-have. Performance and health benefits are superior.
  • Impressive product with superb craftsmanship and packaging. Keep up the fantastic work
  • The best hair product encountered.
Cons
  • The product can be harsh on the hair and scalp, leading to dryness and damage
  • The hold provided is light and requires multiple applications for a decent hold
  • The scent is overpowering and lingers throughout the day
  • Instead of a matte finish, it leaves a greasy shine on the hair
  • It does not fully wash out with water alone, leaving a residue behind
  • The hold is not as firm as advertised and is rather mild
  • The hold is not strong enough and lacks the desired matte look
  • The scent is unpleasant, resembling the smell of rubber fishing lures
  • The hold provided is average and falls short of achieving desired results
  • While the product has a better scent and is easier to apply, it offers almost no hold

Firsthand's Shipping Policy

Firsthand offers both domestic and international shipping options for their customers. For domestic deliveries within the US, Firsthand utilizes USPS and the estimated shipping time is 5-7 business days once the order has been shipped. Shipping is free for orders over $20, while orders under $20 are charged a flat rate of $4.50. Orders placed and paid for before 12PM EST will be shipped on the same day, while orders placed and paid for after 12pm EST will be shipped the next day. Customers will receive an email notification with tracking information once their order has been shipped. For international shipping, Firsthand uses DHL Express, which typically takes 5-7 business days to arrive once shipped. International shipping rates vary based on location and DHL pricing available. It is important to note that any customs charges that may occur are the responsibility of the buyer.

Firsthand's Return Policy

Firsthand has a customer-friendly return policy that allows customers to return their products within 30 days of the ship date for a full refund. To initiate a return, customers need to use the RETURN PORTAL on the Firsthand website and provide their order number and the reason for the return request. Once the return request is approved, Firsthand will provide a prepaid return label for the customer to ship the product back. It is important to note that the refund will be processed only after the product is received by the Firsthand team. After the return package is received, it may take up to 5-10 business days for the credit card refund to appear on the customer's statement. Unfortunately, if there is no information available on returns, we apologize for the inconvenience and recommend reaching out to Firsthand directly for further assistance.
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Target Audience

Conscious Consumers

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Conscious consumer

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