A hybrid manicure can be extremely long-lasting and glamorous, but proper preparation should not be overlooked. An improperly prepared nail plate can lead to chipping, nail damage and deterioration of overall durability. Be sure to remove dead skin and push back cuticles, mat your nails with a buffer, and dehydrate and clean your nail plate with a nail cleaner. This will improve the adhesion of the hybrid polish to the nail.
Less harmful to your nails?
When it comes to different types of manicures, the hybrid option seems to be a reasonable solution from the perspective of long-term damage to the nails. Sure, it’s more damaging than traditional nail polish or nail conditioners, but it doesn’t cause as much damage as a gel or acrylic manicure. Hybrid nail polishes are somewhat in the middle, so if you’re looking for a longer lasting and stronger polish, then hybrid is the solution that will appeal to you.
Is there a hybrid for everyone?
There are many brands and different colors of hybrid varnish that can be found in both stationary and online stores, but is it an option for everyone? Unfortunately, there are some people who are allergic to hybrid polish and will not be able to use it. You should also be aware that you need to have healthy nails, as well as nail beds, to use hybrid polish. If you have damaged nails, you will need to heal them first in order to apply this type of product.
When hybrid polish is applied in thick layers, there is a risk of flooding the cuticle area. The product will not be fully cured, which can cause an allergic reaction over time.
What about durability?
Before the invention of hybrid polish, only gel manicures were able to provide durability. Fortunately, with a hybrid manicure, you can expect it to last about a month before reapplying. A quality traditional nail polish should be applied once a week, making a hybrid much more durable.
After getting a manicure, avoid prolonged contact with water. Washing your hands is absolutely fine, but things like washing dishes, soaking your hands/nails while in the bathtub, cleaning the house are not allowed as it can affect your manicure.
Endless color options and effects
With hybrid polish, you can choose endless color options. There are thousands of them already, and more are most likely on the way. There’s also no shortage of accessories and techniques to create all sorts of effects, such as ombre, glitter, mirror, and countless patterns (geometric, stripes, dots, etc.). You can be as creative as you want and choose the colors you like best, which is a great advantage of hybrids.
Can you do it yourself?
You can do a hybrid manicure on your own, as it just requires a little practice and a little more equipment than just nail polish. You’ll also need a UV lamp, a professional nail clipper, and a nail cutter or acetone to remove the polish when it’s time for the next application. If you’re not sure you can do a manicure yourself, or if you intend to wear it for a long time, it’s best to make an appointment with a professional beautician. A hybrid manicure is much more complex than regular nail painting.
In terms of price, a hybrid manicure is roughly in the same range as a gel manicure. However, it is still much more expensive than painting your nails with traditional nail polish at a salon or when doing a manicure at home