This happens when the mana filaments that make up an elnin's hair are constantly phasing through various densities, or dissolving entirely to release small amounts of surface mana into the air. This gives the hair an ethereal, shimmering appearance accented by tiny points of diffracting light. It can also cause sections of hair to take on an auroral aspect as mana released by dissipating filaments coalesces into delicate sheets of iridescent color and light. This normally only happens for a short moment when an elnin is consciously changing the length of their hair, and is generally not a sustainable effect. However, some elnins exhibit this visually striking state of flux at all times.