I had hybrids made 2 times before my wedding (for hen and wedding). This is a nice option for trips or people who do not like painting nails with traditional varnishes (e.g. me). Hybrids stay on nails for about 2 weeks, and in the case of fast-growing nails regrowth may appear after a week. For me it was so, so to survive to 2 weeks I painted them with ordinary varnish (of a similar shade).
Everything was ok until I took off the hybrids. My nails were in a deplorable condition, and I never had problems with them. They broke, split and were very soft.
I thought that the issue of damaged nails was the fault of the salon in which I made hybrids, so after a few years I decided to buy hybrids again, but this time in the OPI salon. I really liked the shade from the Hello Kitty by Opi series - Let's be Friends! This color is a beautiful powder pink. I have had Hello Kitty on my nails several times (I still like it a lot).
I had 5 nails on my nails times, but I decided to take a break. I felt my nails getting softer and thinner with each application. Unfortunately, in my case, hybrids damage nails very much, and getting them to their previous state costs me too much. At the moment my nails are very broken, so I have to shorten them successively.
Now, every day, I rub linseed oil into my nails, they are filed for a short time, and for the last week I haven't painted them with anything except conditioner.
Will I return to hybrids? Maybe I will make hybrids again for Piotr's cousin's wedding in August, but I will not go back to applying them regularly. The condition of my nails is more important to me than comfort.