I received these back in the winter from the lovely Siobhan after I won her giveaway, and when I was done with my Tresemme lot, I switched to these. Like I said, I used Express first after being excited about all the hype around it, and I'm now half way through the regular one. And I genuinely think the rave that has gone on about the Express has overshadowed the REAL star of the range, which is for me, hands-down, no doubt about it, the non-Express.
The first point to note is that the Express is much thicker in consistency and feels like a balm, than the non-Express which is very smooth and thin. However, I found myself using more product with the Express, as didn't find it spread very well because of its thickness.
The second point is that as soon as I washed the products out, I felt that the Express did nothing. My hair was just a bit smoother than it was after I'd shampoo-ed, whereas with the non-Express, my hair was so soft, slipping between my fingers, felt-like-a-tv-advert smooth.
The third point is that when I blow-dried, this smoothness continued, and gotta admit, there was some serious bouncing and pouncing done by my hair. I honestly did not notice any incredible smoothness with the Express.
As many of you may know, I have ridiculously fat hair. I have loads of it, and each strand is very thick. So for those of you who have this same issue, or felt that the Express could do better - try the non-Express. Give up on the short cut ;) I'm still not sure if it beats my all time favourite, the Matrix Biolage Fortetherapie treatment - but it's pretty dang close for a drugstore item! I'd definitely buy this in the future, although I have been enjoying experimenting with haircare! Anyway, I digress!
What are your favourite drugstore conditioners?
Who's a shortcut taker? :P