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John 12:3 why would Mary wipe Jesus’ feet with her hair?

John 12:3 Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

I understand the significance of Mary letting her hair down – Jewish women seldom ever did this. What I don’t get is why she used her hair to wipe his feet. Hair is not absorbent nor is it useful for wiping anything.
Why wouldn’t she use her dress or scarf?
QUESTION: Why hair and not the cloth of her dress, even her forearm would have been more useful for this task if a towel was not available.

Understanding Jesus’ apparent lie in John 7:8

John 7:8:

“…You go to the festival. I am not[a] going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”

The all important footnote:

[a] John 7:8 Some manuscripts not yet

It seems strange that many ma…

John 7:8-10 – Jesus said he would not go but did

John 7

8 “You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”

9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.

I am confused.
Jesus said He would not go to the festival but, as soon as his brothers left, He went. Jesus doesn’t lie so how do I reconcile this?