IPL guide for blonde and red hair
IPL is less effective on red, blonde, gray or white hair. This is due to the ratio between the melanin types eumelanin, which responds to IPL, and pheomelanin, which does not.
- Dark blonde hair may respond to IPL, but results take longer. Light blonde hair is not suitable.
- Grey or white hair lacks melanin, which is why IPL does not work.
- If the hair is red, it depends on the ratio between eumelanin and pheomelanin, which is definitely genetic.
- Effectiveness on red hair depends on the ratio between eumelanin and pheomelanin, which is genetically determined.
See visual guides for blonde and red hair to assess whether the IPL is right for you: