You can use an upward rocking motion when cutting your own hair to blend the hair better. This technique will give you a consistent and clean blend or fade for a fresh look.
Steps for Using the Upward Rocking Motion
Using the upward rocking motion is sometimes the best way to blend different lengths of hair in different sections of the head to achieve a finished look. This technique is great for
a lot of different haircut styles.
To do this, carefully pull the clipper away from the scalp in fluid strokes as you cut upward to blend the hair from one length to the next.
With fine hair, you will need to do more blending because it tends to show different cut lengths more easily. With thicker hair, blend until you achieve the look you want.
Guide combs attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length. The smaller the number, the shorter the cut. The larger the number, the longer the hair will be. Remember, you can always cut off more hair, but you can’t add hair, so start off with a larger guide comb if you’re unsure.