I have pretty much convinced myself that fake hair is exactly what I want to use, but with a MA group critique in the near future I want to make sure I have covered my ground. So when I read this quote (below) from Mona Hatoum I felt convinced fake hair is the medium I want to use.
"human hair [...] is a challenging medium for any artist, not least as it arouses often conflicting responses to do with sensuality and repulsion"
It is exactly those conflicting responses I want to stay away from, I'm only interested in the sensuality of the hair, you have this with fake hair, when you realise it's human hair you are equally repulsed. I see fake hair as like a drawing, a representation of human hair that doesn't have the baggage of abjection.