Initially, I thought that I would use that 1.7 tube up in a two maybe three applications. But, I found it you don’t need that much for short hair like mine and it’s not a slathered-on deep conditioner. Its like a light lotion for your hair. I tested it with shower cap and 15 min under the dryer and shower cap and no dryer…same results of soft hair that lasted long after washing it out and drying the hair. I love that it takes only a dollop and no heat to get what I’ve been getting with a tub of deep conditioner and 20 mins under the dryer. I’m definitely putting my pennies aside for a full tube. I’ve figured that if I buy it at CVS it will go toward my Extra bucks or buy it at Trade Secrets and it goes toward my TS Beauty Points and coupons.