Thinking about shaving my head
This is my 3rd or 4th try to grow dreads over the past 15 years maybe. I tried backcombing, twist and rip before, this time all natural. Before, i was out for a certain look and my self esteem wasn't very high and i was'nt shure if i do the right thing. This time it is different. I don't really care as much, because i believe it will turn out in a way i feel comfortable with. So in my case i feel that now its the moment to go for it because i feel mentally strong and i am free of a lot of self doubts, which was'nt close like this in the trys before...
So maybe you have started your set in a time which was not that perfect to go for it? I hope you pick the right descision for you and the situation you are in, and i also hope you don't need as many trys i have needed (the longest was like 12 month). Did you talk to your wife about your thoughts? Maybe she should get involved and support you in your descision? You have been patient for almost 3 years and that is a long time. If you would shave your head cleannow, it will take like another year or so to get the length back for locking. But on the other hand, time is not everything... What is 1 year comparend to decades of having a good time with locs?!
It would be sad if you would lose your passion for dreads because of another waiting period,but maybe its helpful to start all over... I hope everything will turn out positive for you, no matter what you do in the future! Jah bless!