Here is a question from Kay, she says 'The front of my hair is just not growing like the back. I have nearly a foot of hair at the back but in the front, it is barely grazing my chin. What can I do about this?'
Actually hair does sometimes grow at different rates but I haven't seen anything as radical as 6-8 inches in the front and 12 inches in the back. In the last study I featured, the difference was really quite minimal (approximately within quarter of an inch).
It may be entirely normal for you. However, you can perhaps look to see if you are handling the front hair differently.
1. Do you heat treat it regularly?
2. Are you trimming it more often (I have this habit since the hair is just in plain view and I keep snipping off any knots etc)
3. Are you perhaps pulling the hair back too much?
4. Do you brush it back more often?
If you look through your routine and see if you can comb, handle or wet the front hair less often, it may catch up with the rest of the hair. One foot of hair is fab though!