Laser hair removal for white hair

Numerous options are used to remove unwanted hair. Most of the traditional methods are painful and do not have long-lasting results.

Laser hair removal is the most demanded cosmetic procedure that helps you get rid of unwanted body hair. The procedure works best for dark hair by targeting the hair follicles to prevent future growth. Laser hair removal can not target blonde and white hair but there are alternatives that can help you out.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

During the laser hair removal procedure, the laser targets the hair pigment (Melanin) which absorbs light energy and converts it into heat energy. This heat is then transferred to the hair follicle which gets destroyed to prevent future growth.

  • Laser hair removal is a pain-free procedure
  • Six to seven sessions of hair removal are required.
  • A cooling gel is applied to numb the area before treatment.

Does laser Hair Removal Work for White Hair?

Since laser hair removal targets darker matter in the follicles, it cannot work on white hair as they lack the needed pigmentation. The effect of laser hair removal techniques is almost nonexistent on white hair. Other types of light-colored hair like red, gold, and ash tones hair cannot be removed effectively via laser hair removal.

Does laser hair removal work for Grey hair

Laser hair removal is not effective on grey hair for the reason mentioned above.

Since people with blonde, white, grey and red hair have less melanin in their hair, it is likely to absorb less heat, and the procedure is ineffective. To understand why does hair turn grey, it is essential to understand the composition of hair.

  • The hair is made up of light and dark melanin and their combination determine hair color.
  • As the hair follicles age, they produce less pigment. With less pigment in each follicle, the hair strand holds less melanin and it is difficult to be removed through laser hair removal.

Effective Methods for Removing Blonde and White Hair?

Numerous alternative Methods can be used for blonde, grey, or white hair removal. Some of the most common methods include:


Electrolysis works by targeting the growth center of hair through chemical or heat energy. A thin wire is inserted into the hair follicle and a current is passed to destroy the hair follicle.

  • It is one of the best alternatives for grey hair removal from the face and other body parts.
  • The procedure is painless but you might notice some redness in the treated area.
  • A few sessions may be required depending on the treatment area.


Threading is also called plucking. A cotton thread is used to lift the hair up and out of the hair follicle. It is a quick and precise method to remove grey and blonde hair. This method works best on:

  • Eyebrows
  • Upper lips
  • Side of face

Shaving and Waxing

Saving and waxing are also effective for the removal of white hair. Standard razors are used for hair removal from different body parts. Waxing can be performed by applying wax to the body area from where the hair is to be removed.

Can Dyed White Hair be Removed With Laser?

There are carbon dyes that are available in order to help the removal of white hair with the help of laser hair removal. This can help in getting rid of unwanted white hair. Success is reasonable though it cannot replicate the effects of the laser treatment on dark hair.


To learn more about Body laser hair removal or to schedule a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. You can also sign up for a free online consultation by taking a minute to fill in the form given below.