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How to get out of the Friendzone

How to get out of the Friendzone

The dreaded friendzone. Whenever we hear those words we just can't help but feel rejected and hurt. No one likes to be rejected and no one should get hurt. It's tough from both parties to tell someone you don't feel or like them the same way. In ways, people can get scarred from them and never talk to the person ever again. But some people take it as an opportunity to get to know the person as a friend and later down the road hope to change the persons view.

Joe chimes in with his advice and what it was like before him and Dinty got married. 

Be the best you

This can't be emphasized enough and is probably one of the most important pieces of advice. No one likes when they're lied to, so don't be someone who you're not just because you think that person will like you more. Everyone has a fun, outgoing, and ambitious side to them waiting to be revealed. 

When you like someone you can start to overthink and second guess yourself. You might be asking yourself questions like, "Maybe she won't like this" or "What if she thinks that's dumb." Joe gives some good advice by telling you to think about how you act around your best friend. They are your best friend for a reason; you can tell them anything, act yourself and think for yourself. Treat her like you would treat your best friend!


Who doesn't like laughing? Doctors always say the best cure is laughter. You don't have to be the funniest person in the world or have jokes recited to tell on demand. But remember, you might already be friends with her and that means she likes qualities of you which make them want to hang out with you. Be confident and remember that the person you like is your friend for a reason.

Shared Interests

Find things that are common ground and stick with it. If you guys both like music then talk about your favorite song or genre. For example, elaborate on why you think Taylor Swift is your favorite pop artist (if that happens to be your favorite artist..) 

Anyways, the thing to avoid is small talk. "How's the weather?" type conversations will not be helpful in getting you out the friendzone. Talk about recent movies, concerts or events. In doing so, you create a stronger connection to things that you both like. It creates a sense of comfort to know that the person you like can talk to you about things that she finds important.

Take Extra Care

Take notice of important events like their birthdays, graduation or milestones. It not only shows you care but also let's them know that you support them. They'll notice that you take the extra time out of your life to wish them a happy birthday or congratulations and can change the way they value you as a friend. 

Leap of faith?

Now I don't mean to say you should always jump and take the biggest risk by declaring your affection. In this case, it happened to work for Joe that Dinty had started to feel the same way about him. It's important to understand that all the advice Joe is telling you is advice for a reason. Joe is sharing from his own experiences and the advice given does not always fit in your situation. 

There's no formula to get someone to like you nor is there any concoction that they can drink to make them like you. Neither is there a right time to tell someone that you have feelings for them.

Once you start hanging out with them more or even going out on dates with them, you can start to notice and pick up on things. Maybe they treat you differently than everyone else in their life. Maybe they go out of their way to cancel plans to be with you. Heck, if they're staying up late to be with you or to chat, that might be a sign. I'm not saying that once you start to notice these things that it's for certain. It sounds tacky, but sometimes you can just feel it in your gut that you know they have the same feelings. 

At the end of the day, it's up to you to take initiative. Whether you're asking them to hang out, go on a date or profess your affection, you are taking a risk and you should know that whatever happens you're going to be ok with either outcome. But remember, if you don't take risks you will never know what you could have gained or lost.      



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Product FAQ

Original Styling Meraki

How long does it actually hold?
In our tests Original Styling Meraki held for between 10 hours and 2 days, depending on the hair type. We have tested the product on a dozen knowledgeable community members and the results were that the product held for significantly longer than other popular products. That being said, keep in mind that there are tons of hair types so hold might vary depending. Some may give more or less hold than the people tested so far.

How is this better than the other products?
This product took months of work to create exactly what the online style community asked for. Original Styling Meraki is as close to the consensus of an ideal product as we could possibly make it. I mean for real… it took us 5 different teams of chemists to come up with a product we’re proud to present.

Will it work for my hair type?
Original has been tested on wavy, straight, thick, thin, coarse and fine hair. It has proven to provide all day hold for the hair types tested. If your hair type is particularly extreme, it may not have been tested yet. Although not tested, there is a chance Original won’t work on balding, thinning, or naturally very very thin hair. Standard thin hair was tested and it performed great for this hair type. While likely not being perfect for 100% of hair types, Original is more versatile than all or nearly all high hold products for hair types.

How long does it take to apply?
Thanks to it’s naturally based components, Original Styling Meraki is considerably less sticky than many other high hold products. That being said, brief stickiness may be felt when applying to thicker hair. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair. It does not leave your hair feeling dry or crispy.

Will it pull on my hair? Is it sticky?
The product does not significantly pull on hair when applied. It is a high hold product so you will feel it during application, but it is more creamy than sticky. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair.

Are there any harmful chemicals?
Of course not! We don’t condone harmful chemicals and therefore would never release a damaging formula. Original has many plant extracts and is a NATURALLY based product.

Does the product wash out easily and is it water soluble?
It’s not 100% water soluble, but it does come out of the hair easily when washed with shampoo. During testing the product washed out with shampoo for everyone. Some people found that it came out with just water, but some people needed shampoo. The product is water based and behaves like other water based products.

Does it appear greasy or shiny?
Original Styling Meraki has a matte finish, it is not greasy or shiny

How do I know how much I should use?
This depends entirely on your hair type. You will need to experiment as thin hair will require less and thicker hair will need more. It is a relatively strong formula that does not require more than your average strong hold product. We recommend to start with a small amount and add more as needed.

Who specifically is this for?
People who want healthy hair that holds all day with a "no-product" look finish.

Who specifically is this NOT for?
People with thinning hair, people who want a slicking style with shine, people who prefer not to have volume in their hair and dem no good haters.



Does it look natural?
If you use a little it gives you a natural glow, and if you use more the product provides medium shine.

Does it look greasy?
No! The product gives a tasteful shine.

Is it oil-based or water based?
Water based.

How long does it take to apply?
30 seconds to a minute.

What is the “hold” of this product?
This is a medium hold pomade. Keeps hair in place without being too heavy.

How long does the hold last?
All day!


Cavalier Clay

How long does the hold last?

Clay provides texture, grittiness and hold. Great for that messy, relaxed look

Is this product right for me?

This product works well for people with medium to coarse thick hair.

How is it different from wax (i.e. Original Styling Meraki)? Isn’t Original Styling Meraki a high hold product?

Cavalier Clay gives a heavier hold for people with medium, thick, coarse or wavy hair (like Joe). It also has a higher hold than Original Styling Meraki.

Grittier and with much more texture.

Can the clay be used as a pre-styler?

Generally no. Clays can be a little heavy and many people prefer lighter product for that. That said it all comes down to your own personal preference.

How is it different from other clays?

Cavalier Clay is a traditional clay, that is on the heavier side. It also contains organic oils and natural proteins to nourish your hair and prevent dryness.

Will the clay wash off as easy as Original Styling Meraki?

It may not wash out as easily as BluMaan’s Original Styling Meraki. But compared to other clays, Cavalier washes out pretty easily, you’ll remove most of it with just water and shampooing takes care of the rest.

When will I receive the product (B2C orders)?

The product has been manufactured. Shipping within the US takes about 5-7 Business days after shipping out. International deliveries vary and is estimated at two weeks for delivery.

What happens if it doesn’t work for me?

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your product we will take it back within 30 days.