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I am looking for a source that provides a clear halachic (non-aggadic) and rational explanation on why the Gemara (Shabbat 95a) prohibits braiding hair as a kind of building. This similar question asks and receives answers to this question using aggadic concepts and methods, but I am asking if there is a rationale for this prohibition that is based purely on halachic reasoning.
Although the gemara sources itself in the word ויבן from the verse used in creating Chava: ויבן ד' אלוקים את הצלע, which Chazal explain that it refers to Hashem braiding her hair. It does not seem to be a reason for why it is considered "building" but a proof that it is called "building".